Seamus O'Shea celebrates after scoring Mayo's second goal of the game. Donall Farmer/INPHO

As it happened: Mayo v Sligo, Connacht senior football final

Dr Hyde Park is the venue this afternoon.

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Right after that Clones drama, let’s get set for the Dr Hyde Park action.

Here’s the starting teams:


1.  David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

2. Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites)
3. Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe)
4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis) (Capt.)

5. Lee Keegan (Westport)
6. Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels)
7. Colm Boyle (Davitts)

8. Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)
9. Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields)

10. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)
11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
12. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)

13. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)
14. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber)
15. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)


1. Aidan Devaney (Calry/St.Joseph’s)

2. Ross Donavan (Eastern Harps)
3. Kevin McDonnell (Castleconnor)
4. Daniel Maye (Tubbercurry)

5. Keelan Cawley (Coolera Standhill)
6. Brendan Egan (St.Vincent’s – Dublin)
7. Eoin Flanagan (St.John’s)

8. Cian Breheny (St.Mary’s)
9. Niall Murphy (Coolera Standhill)

10. Criostóir Davey (Coolaney/Mullinbreena)
11. Mark Breheny (St.Mary’s) – Captain
12. Neil Ewing (Drumcliffe Rosses Point)

13. David Kelly (Tubbercurry )
14. Pat Hughes (Geevagh)
15. Adrian Marren (Curry)

Game about to start in Dr Hyde Park.

Mayo 0-1 Sligo 0-0
Great score by Cillian O’Connor to set Mayo off to a strong start.

Goal for Mayo!

Mayo 1-2 Sligo 0-0
Cillian O’Connor gets on to the break from a long delivery and rifles a left-foot shot to net before his brother Diarmuid gets in on the scoring act as he taps over a point.

Second goal for Mayo!

Mayo 2-3 Sligo 0-0
Terrible start by Sligo. Diarmaid O’Connor points again and Mayo are nine clear already.

That second goal for Mayo was crashed home by Seamus O’Shea.

Mayo 2-4 Sligo 0-1
Cillian O’Connor converts another free after Aidan O’Shea is fouled. Sligo do get some respite through a Niall Murphy point.

Goal chance for Sligo but David Clarke pulls off a stunning save from Adrian Marren.

Mayo 2-5 Sligo 0-2
Huge save by Aidan Devaney to deny Aidan O’Shea while before that Mark Breheny grabbed a point on Sligo after being set up by David Kelly.

Third goal for Mayo!

Mayo 3-6 Sligo 0-3
So this game looks to be done. Aidan O’Shea fires home Mayo’s third goal moments after Jason Doherty bags a point. Adrian Marren hits a point in response for Sligo but that’s now a 12-point lead that the reigning Connacht champions now possess.

Cillian O'Connor with Ross Donovan Mayo's Cillian O'Connor with Sligo's Ross Donovan. Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

Goal for Sligo from Brendan Egan!

Mayo 3-7 Sligo 1-4
Hope for Sligo yet? Brendan Egan crashes home a brilliant goal.

Fourth goal for Mayo!

Mayo 4-8 Sligo 1-4
As you were, Mayo’s dominance is restored. Aidan O’Shea bags his second goal and then Barry Moran fists over a point.

Mayo 4-9 Sligo 1-6
Couple of fine points for Sligo from Breheny and Neil Ewing before Devaney tips a Cillian O’Connor shot over the bar.

Half-Time: Mayo 4-9 Sligo 1-6

Alan Dillon on at half-time for Andy Moran for Mayo.

Mayo 4-10 Sligo 1-6
Jason Doherty fires another point to resume Mayo’s control.

Mayo 4-11 Sligo 1-6
Cillian O’Connor nearly hits a fifth goal but his shot is deflected wide yet the Ballintubber man knocks over the resultant ’45.

Mayo 4-12 Sligo 1-7
Can we call this one yet? Donal Vaughan and Adrian Marren trade points but it’s a 14-point lead for Mayo and they’re in complete control.

Mayo 4-14 Sligo 1-8
Cian Breheny points for Sligo to cut the deficit momentarily but Diarmuid O’Connor shows the ingenuity to point at the other end with the ball rolling on the ground.

Mayo 4-17 Sligo 1-8
Sligo’s misery continues with Aidan O’Shea from play twice and Cillian O’Connor from a free hitting points.

Mayo 5-17 Sligo 1-8
Aidan O’Shea completes his hat-trick! Great creative play from Cillian O’Connor to create the chance and this has been an absolute hammering by Mayo. They’re 21 points clear.

Mayo 6-17 Sligo 1-8
A sixth goal for Mayo. It’s just far too easy for them as Aidan O’Shea is again the target man with Cillian O’Connor then playing it across for Lee Keegan to play the ball to the net.

Mayo 6-17 Sligo 2-9
Second goal for Sligo and some respite from all the pressure they’ve been under as Pat Hughes smashes to the net.

Mayo 6-19 Sligo 2-9
Give Mayo the trophy now and let’s end this. Aidan O’Shea and Cillian O’Connor hit further points.

Mayo 6-21 Sligo 2-10
Mark Donaldson on target with Mayo’s latest point and Alan Dillon also fisting over another one.

Mayo 6-24 Sligo 2-11
This is staggering stuff from Mayo. Mark Donaldson with their latest point as they go 25 points clear.

Full-Time: Mayo 6-25 Sligo 2-11

And that’s it, Mayo run out 26-point victors. So comfortable for them in the end. Thanks for joining us today.

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